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How to recover audio from an incomplete or corrupted AAC/m4a file

This guide worked 100% for me - it takes you through each step. Afterwards, the m4a file plays! Note: this is completely free. http://sysfrontier.com/en/2014/12/31/hello-world/ Also pasting ...
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How to recover audio from an incomplete or corrupted AAC/m4a file

You could try rewriting the file using ffmpeg with the following command: ffmpeg -i damagedfile.mp4 -c copy fixedfile.aac Alternatively you may use FAAD and a hex editor (e.g. Hexplorer). Find out ...
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How can I read a Garage Band file on a USB stick with my PC?

The right way to do this is open the project in GarageBand and export each track as its own audio file. Then you can import the audio files into a PC-based multichannel audio editor and continue ...
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File format and settings for speech recording with small file size and keeping a decent quality

Ogg Vorbis doesn't suffer from much of the horriffic issues that occur with MP3, and generally produces smaller files. Hi Quality Voice Recorder will do what you want. If you need smaller, obviously ...
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Any way to find out the sample rate, etc. of a .VOX file?

From this wikipedia article: Unlike a WAV file, a VOX file does not contain a header to specify the encoding format or the sampling rate, so this information must be known in order to play the ...
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mp4 file has no sound

I've had this happen before, howevr it was while recording the screen of my computer. Not certain if you've done the same or used a camera IRL. However easiest way to see if there's audio in a file is ...
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mp4 file has no sound

Try opening the file with some advanced video players just to find out if the audio is gone or there's a codec error. Two video players that I use when having this sort of problems is Quick Time and ...
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Which audio file format gives smallest size for silent tracks?

Just an idea (which needs further research): do you actually need the silence to be a file or could you just play dynamically created data? If the latter is the case, you could probably find a ...
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AAC m4a file corrupted while recording. Can anyone help me recover it?

How to fix corrupted voice memo (m4a) files – I have not tried it by myself but according to a bunch of comments it works.
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Each instrument in its own track - format and online resources?

If you're just taking existing songs (mp3's for example) you could sort of have each "section" of the orchestra segregated by their main frequency bands and just increase/decrease those frequencies. ...
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Each instrument in its own track - format and online resources?

you can go for things like "Soundfonts" and apply them on "midi" files but there is no other format for getting pre-recorded "audio" instrument tracks separately. I think Midi files could be enough to ...
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